Earlier this week, the UN Economic and Social Council held a special event on the role of philanthropy in combating global public health challenges. The meeting convened over 400 executives and philanthropy leaders, representatives of UN Member States and other partners at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for all partners, whether UN actors, philanthropists, governments or other, “to come together to deliver as one in the field of global health.”
The event focused on ways to strengthen partnerships toward reaching the health-related MDGs – especially health outcomes for women and girls and neglected tropical diseases.
Watch President Bill Clinton’s closing keynote address on the need for concerted action between governments, civil society, and the private sector for interventions in public health.